15 Aug 2010
Santa Fe Opera sings a familiar note
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
By Sarah Bryan Miller [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 15 August 2010]
SANTA FE, N.M. • It feels like St. Louis West this year. Charles MacKay's first fully planned season as general director of the Santa Fe Opera brought in a lot of faces — and a lot of voices — familiar from his years of running Opera Theatre of St. Louis.